Travel Tips, Tricks & Hacks

My Favorite Travel Credit Cards

Hi Navigator! I use two major credit cards to book my flights, accommodations and rental cars. These two cards offer me the most value, but your situation may be different.

Updated: July 20201

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Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

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The first travel credit card I use is the Chase Sapphire Preferred. The Chase card is great for beginners and travel-hacking seasoned veterans. If you apply for the card at the right time, you can earn up to 100,000 bonus miles

However, the spending is higher than most cards at $4,000 in the first three months to be eligible. Chase requires a $99 per year fee to hold the power of the Sapphire Preferred card and its benefits. If $4,000 seems like too much, how about using the card to pay for utility or reoccurring monthly bills. 

Other ideas include car maintenance/repair, birthday gifts or my favorite, Christmas spending sprees’.

So, what I do is, I usually apply for a card in mid-November, before my Christmas shopping spree. That way, all of my purchases go towards earning those important travel miles for the following year.

Anyways, on to the Chase Ultimate Rewards Portal!